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  • Not So Sweet?

    Last year, through a combination of hard work and no food, I was able to lose 60 pounds. I was lighter than I had been in years and felt great. I got rid of all my “fat” clothes and got some new duds more fitting for the, well, more fit me. Unfortunately, through a combination of factors not entirely under my control (Thanksgiving, Christmas, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on May 3, 2011
  • Facing the Future

    In the movies, 2010 has been portrayed as a year of odyssey, finding answers to difficult questions and then finding a way to work together with others toward a common goal. That view sums up my entire list of New Year's resolutions this year, and if I do it right, my journey will take me to new personal and professional goals. For the umpteenth ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on January 6, 2010
  • Take It All Off, Part 4

    Just when you least expect it, great advice pops up.      ''The Association of Weight and Health Promotion Practices of Middle Aged Women'' is the erudite title of the doctoral dissertation of Ann Townsend, DrNP, MSN, APRN-BC, RN and director of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Outpatient Heart Failure Center in Camden, NJ. ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on August 27, 2009
  • Take It All Off, Part 3

     Another visit with the former football coach-turned-diet cheerleader is in the bag. And in one week of following his advice of (1) chew, chew, chew, and (2) drink, drink, drink (water only!) -- four pounds disappeared. That doesn't exactly make me the amazing shrinking woman, but it does prove that the coach can kick me into high ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on August 20, 2009
  • Take It Off, Take It All Off

    Relax, the headline was meant only to get your attention. What I want all of us to take off is extra poundage. And yes, I know, I know... you don't want to hear one more holier-than-thou voice saying ''you really ought to lose some weight...'' or ''you have a pretty face but...''. I understand, I've been there. I've been up and down and all over ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on July 29, 2009